Living loud with Liezel: Off to the market – By Liezel van der Westhuizen

Living loud with Liezel: Off to the market –  By Liezel van der Westhuizen
By Liezel Van Der Westhuizen

By Liezel Van Der Westhuizen

There are so many great markets in and around Cape Town. Why not spend this weekend indulging in gourmet eats, antiques and craft goods at some of Cape Town’s most happening markets. We scouted for some of the best

The Constantia Gift Fair – a wonderful lifestyle event with fabulous home and garden accessories, fashion items, and gift ideas, as well as a deli section of delicious and exotic food-gifts. The funds raised go to South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA). Find them on Brommersvlei Road, Constantia this weekend.
Earth Fair Market – the perfect market to do your weekly shopping with five free range meat traders, two vegetable traders (one organic), cheese, breads (including speciality breads), fish, farm dairy, patisserie, pet foods and complete with The Little People’s Corner, which offers great activities to keep the small people entertained while you shop and eat. Find them at St Georges Mall on Wednesdays.

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market with over 180 stalls with high-quality handcrafts and the Country Kids section, which will keep the little ones occupied with a jumping castle, face-painting and sand-art. There’s also a Country Kitchen and this area is mostly charity based, with Rotary clubs and Scout troops providing refreshments. Find them at Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West on Saturday.
Stellenbosch Organic Farmers Market – you will find a variety of freshly harvested organic and biodynamic produce , from pasture-reared chickens, which come from less than 5 kms away, to local processed and preserved foods, cheeses, yoghurt, goats milk cheese, nuts and dried fruit, olives and oils, the market strives to be a one-stop, organic shopping destination. And with the abundance of farm fresh air, it’s an outing not to be missed. Find them on Saturdays at the Waldorf School, Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch.

The Hermanus Country market is open every Saturday and offers a variety of organic produce, herbs, pickles, jams, deli-treats and home-grown goods, as well as several stalls for wines, furnishing and trinkets. This vibrant market is a hubbub of activity wit a relaxed rural atmosphere, and has become one of the most popular weekly market venues in the country. The traders all come from the greater Overstrand area, giving the market a truly local feel. So head on down to the Hermanus Cricket Club for morning of feel-good fun.
If you spend your time at any of the markets, tweet us a selfie of your market experience.

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